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Northwest Labrador Sea


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 30 November 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots except northwest 25 to 35 over western sections. Wind becoming southeast 60 this morning except northwest 50 to 60 over southwestern sections. Wind diminishing to southwest 40 to 50 this evening and to south 25 near midnight. Wind diminishing to south 15 Friday afternoon.

Snow or rain changing to flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures near minus 2.


Issued 06:00 PM NST 29 November 2023
Tonight and Thursday. Seas 8 to 11 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 this evening and to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas building to 8 to 11 Thursday morning and to 11 to 14 Thursday afternoon then subsiding to 8 to 11 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM NST 30 November 2023
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 November 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday Bergy water. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 29 November 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 6159N 6600W to 6213N
6400W to 6309N 6344W to 6457N 5811W to 6536N 5742W then northward.
Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 29 November 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Nov estimated from Newfoundland near
5133N 5531W to 5245N 4900W to 5430N 4900W to 5830N 5700W to 6025N
5305W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 30 Nov estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5141N 5631W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5603W.

Iceberg Count

Unknown number of icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northwest Labrador Sea

Issued 04:00 AM NST 30 November 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM NST 30 November 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. NST today departing low 977 mb located near Baffin

At 4:00 a.m. NST today low 980 mb located over the South Labrador
By 4:00 a.m. NST Friday departing low 981 mb located over Baffin

At 4:00 a.m. NST Friday approaching low located over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM NST 30 November 2023 An intense low pressure system over the South Labrador Sea will track
northward to lie over Baffin Island by this afternoon. Storm to
hurricane force east to southeasterlies are expected east of the low,
while gale to storm force northwesterlies are expected west of the

Marine interests are advised that a hurricane force wind warning is
in effect for East Labrador Sea, a storm warning is in effect for
Northwest Labrador Sea, and gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Lake Melville and South Labrador Coast.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Lake Melville, the Labrador coast, and South Labrador Sea.

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